Contents
1. joes Blue Plate Special Mission Statement:
2. WHAT CAN THE BPS DO FOR MY CAREER?
3. IS THIS A PAY TO PLAY TYPE O THING?
4. WHAT GENRES OF MUSIC ARE PLAYED ON THE BPS?
5. HOW CAN I GET AHOLD OF THE MUSIC ON THE BPS?
6. HOW CAN MY BAND GET PLAYED ON THE BLUE PLATE SPECIAL?
7. WILL IT HELP ME GET ON THE SHOW IF I CALL AND BUG YOU, JOE?
8. YOU CHOSE ME? WHAT DO I DO NOW?
9. WHATS THE CATCH, JOE?
10. WHAT FAMOUS ARTISTS HAVE BEEN FEATURED ON THE BPS?
11. WHAT ARE STATIONS SAYING ABOUT JOES BLUE PLATE SPECIAL?

joes Blue Plate Special Mission Statement:

joe's Blue Plate Special is changing the course of music today by allowing talented musicians to have an impact without the financial backing of mega corporations. joes Blue Plate Special is dedicated to helping indie artists take back the college airways and gain national recognition.

WHAT CAN THE BPS DO FOR MY CAREER?

Who knows? Many of the independent and unsigned bands played on joes Blue Plate Special have gone on to taste sweet success. L.A.s Jurassic 5 were signed to Interscope Records, The Rosenbergs from NYC turned down an opportunity to appear on Universal Records Farmclub TV show because of unfair contract terms and miraculously earned their music more listeners. Now, these bands work really hard, and were not saying their success is because they were on the BPS, but it couldnt have hurt! Click here for this year's track listing.

IS THIS A PAY TO PLAY TYPE O THING?

NO! Artists do not pay to be featured on joe's Blue Plate Special; it is free to the artists and free to the college stations. We leave the paying to the nice folks at the large corporations who keep our doors open with their sponsorship dollars. Past sponsors include Dr. Martens, Lycos.com, Samsung Electronics, and Sennheiser Audio. And dont ask, joes isnt bribable. OK, well, you can ask.

WHAT GENRES OF MUSIC ARE PLAYED ON THE BPS?

We have played most types of music in our 3 years of airing joe's Blue Plate Special (listen to the shows online for a sample), but those genres most frequently added are:
indie rock
indie pop
hip-hop
punk
electronic
singer/songwriter
hip-hop
alt-country
anything that's too original to be ignored or categorized.

HOW CAN I GET AHOLD OF THE MUSIC ON THE BPS?

CDs of most of the music played on joe's BPS is available for purchase through www.joesgrille.com, (the first online, independent CD store, featuring music for independent people)

HOW CAN MY BAND GET PLAYED ON THE BLUE PLATE SPECIAL?

Send us your music! Submissions are accepted on CD, CDR and Vinyl (we love vinyl, but if you have your vinyl recording on a CD, it will get listened to faster).
Please include a contact name, phone, and e-mail, bio/press information, lyric sheet if possible.
Mark which track(s) you think would be most radio friendly (usually 4 minutes or under).
Please, please, mark which tracks have swear words if they are not radio edits, which are much preferred.

WILL IT HELP ME GET ON THE SHOW IF I CALL AND BUG YOU, JOE?

No, and since we are a small company, we dont have much time to chat! It can take anywhere from a month to forever to listen to your music. Hang tight, we listen to EVERYTHING eventually. We do NOT usually contact you unless you are selected to be on the show. If we like your music, we will find you, we promise. If we like your music, but it is not the right genre for the radio show, you'll still go to the top of the pile when we are considering artists for other joe's promotions.

YOU CHOSE ME? WHAT DO I DO NOW?

If you are asked to be on joe's Blue Plate Special, you are one of only a handful of musicians world wide. Toot your horn. Put it in your press kits! Mention it on your web site! Send out emails to everyone on your fan list! Tattoo it on your forehead!

WHATS THE CATCH, JOE?

There is no catch, of course. We do hope that you think of us when you are planning your next release. We are one of the leading CD, CD-ROM, and DVD manufacturers in the independent music world. Click here to get a quote, or give us a call!

WHAT FAMOUS ARTISTS HAVE BEEN FEATURED ON THE BPS?

Our list of featured artists is constantly growing, but heres just a partial list:
Moby
Q-Bert
Pavement
Atari Teenage Riot
Luscious Jackson
Mike Ness (Social Distortion)
Olivia Tremor Control
R.L. Burnside
DJ Spooky
Morphine
Public Enemy
Rancid
Superchunk
At The Drive-In
Mix Master Mike
Sunny Day Real Estate
Bouncing Souls
Dick Dale
Long Beach Dub All Stars
Guided By Voices
Kid Koala
The (International) Noise Conspiracy
Bright Eyes
Blonde Redhead
The Flaming Lips
Kristin Hersh
John Medeski (Medeski, Martin & Wood)
Strung Out
T-Model Ford
Snapcase
Less Than Jake
Gary Numan
Badly Drawn Boy
Hank Williams III
Doves
White Stripes
Radiohead
Ian Pooley
Judah Bauer (Jon Spencer Blue Explosion)
Modest Mouse
764-HERO
Ozomotli
North Mississippi Allstars
Creeper Lagoon
Shane MacGowan
Fugazi
Amon Tobin
Kid Koala
Frank Black
Alex Gopher
Your Mom

WHAT ARE STATIONS SAYING ABOUT JOES BLUE PLATE SPECIAL?

"Very professional, good music, funny!"
KMNR Missouri

"Good outlet for new bands."
CKDU Canada

"Awesome sound, cool edits!"
WMWM Massachusetts

"Access to music we don't have."
KCAT Washington

"Excellent program!"
CHMR-FM, Newfoundland, Canada

"Not too overly commercialized."
WRKU, Pennsylvania

"Wacky.good mix of music."
WVUA, Alabama

"The beat was great."
WJRH, Pennsylvania

"Good!"
WVRU, Virginia

"Nice variety, lots of good songs."
WPBK, Florida

"Selection, broad range, great bands."
-KSLU, Louisiana

"Hilarious/good mix/indies!!"
KRVA, Arkansas

joe's offers many ways for your to promote your music, many of them free. If we like your music, we will put our name behind you and give you the opportunity to be featured in promotional e-mails, online at joesgrille.com, on CD compilations and various other licensing projects that come through joe's CD manufacturing dept. If you are chosen as a Blue Plate Special artist, you automatically qualify for any promotions that joe's is doing.

Remember, Let's all be independent together.



2003 Joe's Blue Plate Special